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Agriculture Commissioner Forum, Solar Panels, Monroe Medical School, Foto Sisters | 09/13/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Agriculture Commissioner Forum

Natasha provides a summary of answers from the Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Forum at the Press Club Monday. Three of the four candidates participated: incumbent, Mike Strain, a Republican, and two challengers, both Democrats, Marguerite “Margee” Green, of New Orleans, and Charlie Greer, of Natchitoches.

Possible Fees for Solar Panels

Several utility companies are trying to assess fees from those using solar panels. This week a meeting was held to vote on the measure with those speaking for it and against it. Andre’ Moreau investigates.

A New Medical School For Monroe

Natasha Williams speaks with University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick Bruno, as well as Dr. Ray Morrison, Dean of the new Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine on the campus. The college is scheduled to admit its first students in the fall of 2020. Find out what their mission is and what the college will mean to the community.

Foto Sisters

Andre’ Moreau highlights the nationally recognized singing group, the Foto Sisters. Southern girls at heart, their roots run deep in Clinton, Louisiana. The sisters now spend most of their time in Nashville, Tennessee recording, collaborating, and writing with other musicians. Andre’ learns why they feel it is so important to give back to their hometown community.


Louisiana: The State We’re In, Louisiana's only statewide news magazine and one of the longest running television programs in the nation, is in its 43rd season on the air.

The program airs Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM on the six-station LPB network that includes stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. It also airs on LPB’s sister station WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Fridays at 7PM.

This award-winning show combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues. This includes continuing coverage of stories like the lasting effect of the BP oil spill on Louisiana’s coastline, the devastating floods of 2016, or the continuing coverage of healthcare, education and state budget issues.

Since its inception in 1976, “Louisiana: The State We’re In” has been a leader in coverage of the Louisiana Legislature. Its goal has always been to explain how legislation will affect the lives of the people of the state. That coverage expands during the legislative session to include daily updates and a wrap up of the week’s events on the Friday broadcast that features live interviews with lawmakers and experts on legislation.

The program also features stories on the art, culture and the people and places that make Louisiana so unique.

Archived episodes are also available in our Video Archive.

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